6.23.2011

Sheppard Mansion's Campari Cup


I love a Campari and soda in the summer. I love a Pimm's Cup in the summer. And if they had a baby, it would be the delicious love child that Sheppard Mansion's Karen Van Guilder Little served me called the Campari Cup.

In case you missed the video from my trip to Hanover, Pa.'s Sheppard Mansion, check it out here.

And whip up one of these next time you're craving a refreshing summer thirst quencher.

Campari Cup
makes 1 drink

1/2 oz honey mint syrup (recipe below)
1/2- to 3/4-inch slices of English cucumber
3/4 oz lime juice
1 oz gin (Sheppard Mansion uses Pennsylvania's Bluecoat gin.)
1 oz Campari
club soda

Muddle a cucumber slice with honey mint syrup in a shaker. Add lime juice and gin. Shake. Pour into a highball glass. (We do not strain it, but you could strain the cucumber and mint out). Fill glass with crushed ice. Pour in Campari and stir a bit. Top with club soda then fill with more ice. Garnish with a cucumber slice.

Honey Mint Syrup
1 cup mint leaves
1/4 cup honey
3 tablespoons water

Heat the honey and water in a small sauce pan until simmering. Remove from heat and add the mint leaves. Steep the mint leaves in the syrup for an hour.
 

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